Thank you to all our Meadowlarkers… participants, tour leaders, volunteers for another successful and rewarding Festival! 

The next Meadowlark Festival takes place May 16 to 20, 2019. Hope to see you there!

Congratulations to our raffle ticket winners Gayle Bukowsky (1st Prize: $500 Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Gift Card); Bonnie Bodtker (2nd Prize: Case of Burrowing Owl wine); Jessie Corey (3rd Prize: Brome Bird Feeder). Enjoy!! Thank you so much everyone for your support! And thanks to our sponsors Burrowing Owl and Brome for donating these lovely prizes!

If you’re unfamiliar with the Festival have a look at our 2018 Festival at a Glance and read about all the amazing events we present Click Here

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See you next year!

Limited edition signed prints of Meadowlark by Skyler Punnett are now available at Tumbleweed Gallery : 452 Main St, Penticton –(250) 492-7701

Adopt-a-Tour is here!

Help offset a portion of the costs of our tours by adopting your favourite! In addition to the wonderful glow of supporting the Festival you receive some other really terrific benefits. Find out more here.

To download the 2018 Meadowlark Nature Festival Program Guide. Click Here!


2018 Keynote Speaker

Harvey Locke:
From the Okanagan to Yellowstone to Yukon to Nature Needs Half
Friday May 18th, 7 to 9 pm
Cleland Theatre, 325 Power Street, Penticton

There is hope for wild nature and humanity in the 21st century if we respect nature’s needs. This means protecting at least half the world in an interconnected way and being very careful on the rest. Globally renowned conservationist Harvey Locke will take us on an inspiring journey from the Okanagan through Yellowstone to Yukon to the grand global conservation vision of Nature Needs Half.

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2018 Featured Artist

Skyler Punnett


Meadowlark Nature Festival is pleased to announce Skyler Punnett as our 2018 Featured Artist. Born in Penticton, Skyler has been a commercial artist for the last 10 years, working as an illustrator, storyboard artist and art director in a variety of media including animation, mobile gaming and traditional illustration. Skyler’s style combines figurative work with organic, flowing, natural subject matter. We are proud to showcase his piece entitled, Meadowlark, in our 2018 promotional material including our poster, advertisements, t-shirts and on the cover of our program guide.

“For Meadowlark I wanted to highlight the bird’s connection to the land and the interconnected web of life that it is a part of.”
– Skyler Punnett

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Changing Landscapes

The Changing Landscapes exhibition is on at the Penticton Museum and Archives from April 14 to May 22, 2018

In celebration of Canada’s 150 birthday as well as the 20th Anniversary of the Meadowlark Festival in 2017, Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance (OSCA) developed a special multi-media project called Changing Landscapes in the South Okanagan Similkameen. The project includes a video and photo exhibit and shows the many changes to the landscape in our surrounding area over the past century.

The objective of this project is to expose people to images of our changed and changing landscape and habitats, as well as the initiatives taken to protect our natural spaces over the last century. The outcome we plan to achieve is to create an interest in our natural history, and to we create our future.

This initiative was made possible by the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen and the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.

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